Definition of Pooches:
Pooch Donovans success at Harvard goes hand in hand with that of Haughton.
“It was just as things will come sometimes,” Pooch said to me.
Pooch has been a football player himself and the experience has made him a better trainer.
Pooch said little, but kept a close watch on Ver Wiebe for the next two or three days.
To-day we have the spectacle of Pooch Donovan giving the Harvard players water from individual sanitary drinking cups!
He gave the wan look roond him, and put his hand in his pooch to feel his money.
Jinnets doon yonder at the Freemasons Bazaar wi red-hot money in her pooch, and canna get awa till its done.
Some sort of a conference was going on in the room above the spot where the pooch had dropped my shoe.
“Pooch pooch” is sometimes used in India, but “koor koor” is a more frequent word to dogs, cats, and domestic pets.
An what wi me steerin an lookin ower the edge, clash fell my braid knife, that I cut the leather wi, oot o my pooch!
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In the UK at least, the Kennel Club, which registers pedigree dogs, uses the term Mutt when describing a dog of uncertain pedigree.
The term Mongrel is widely used but is often thought nowadays to be a derogatory term – inferior to a pedigree.
Note that there are also other descriptions: A Crossbreed is a dog that is bred from two known and defined pedigree parents. A Designer Dog is one of the newly recognised interbreeds, such as the Cockerpoo or Puggle.
Depending upon your intended use, I suspect one of these other terms may be better suited than either Mutt or Pooch.
To quote a TRomanos comment:
Because of this meaning, “mutt” has a negative connotation. As such, it may be used to describe a dog for which the speaker has some kind of negative feelings. If a purebred dog bit your hand, for instance, you may yell “You mutt!”.
“pooch” is simply an alternative word for “dog”. Its not used very often nowadays but almost everyone would understand what you mean. The idiom “screwed the pooch” (meaning the subject made a mistake) is the most common usage.
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